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Making a splash

This year&#39s Skandia Life Cowes Week is proving to be a rec-

ord-breaking event with more than 1,000 boats and around 17,000 people

taking part in

the regatta.

The event, taking place from August 4-12, has the highest-ever number of

entrants, inclu-

ding four Skandia-sponsored boats.

The biggest boat taking part is the Skandia Leopard, a 90ft ocean-going

Maxi yacht. Skandia is also racing a smaller boat with an all-women crew

skippered by Sydney Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson. This is the

seventh time that Skandia has supported the event and it is has one more

year left of its current three-year sponsorship worth £1.5m.

Sponsorship manager Tim Sewell says: “This is one of the world&#39s biggest

sporting events and we are delighted with how it is going so far this year.”

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